Edgar Dutra Zanotto, one of the founders of B-MRS, was awarded the title of “Global Ambassador” by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Zanotto is a Professor of the Department of Materials Engineering (DEMa) at the Brazilian Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). ACerS is one of the most important and traditional scientific societies in the field of Materials Science and Engineering and will complete its centenary next year. The title of “Global Ambassador” recognizes researchers who demonstrate leadership and exceptional service to the worldwide ceramic and glass research community.
On the occasion of the ceremony, held in Pittsburg (USA) in October of this year, Zanotto gave the prestigious lecture “Cooper Lecture” on “The ultimate fate of glass”.
A summary of the main subject of the talk can be seen in a 3-minute video: Glass transition, a theatrical version.